United States Department of Defense United States Department of Defense

March 7 - 11, 2011
NATO and Middle East
19,185 Miles, 4 Countries

Afghanistan

Germany

Belgium

Bahrain

About the Secretary

In the course of his duties, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates travels throughout the world visiting U.S. military forces in deployed locations and meeting with defense counterparts in allied and partner nations. Here's a look at Secretary Gates' latest travels.

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Gates Calls for Mideast Reform

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT, March 12, 2011 – En route to Washington after leaving Bahrain, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said while Bahrain’s rulers are serious about coming to terms with the opposition, governments across the region must understand that reforms must come, and quickly. Story

Gates Visits Bahrain to Urge Dialogue

MANAMA, Bahrain, March 11, 2011 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrived in Manama, Bahrain, to meet with the country's leaders and urge dialogue and a process of reform in response to weeks of protests there and in the region. Story

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Gates' Travel Statistics

YearIntl.
Miles
Countries
Visited*
Travel
Days
Hours
Flown
20069,2001 (1)425
2007199,29933 (49)78428
2008116,21027 (34)54301
2009105,08218 (20)41245
2010165,89125 (30)67372
TOTALS595,682104 (134)2441373

* The number in parentheses reflects the total number of locations visited for the year. This number is higher as it reflects multiple visits to countries already previously visited.

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